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ourses to our international competitors, our economy here in the uk is growing by 0.6%, whereas in germany, we've seen growth of 3.6%. in the u.s., growth of #.1% during the same period. so certainly not a cause for celebration. still a difficult operating environment. under the former chancellor's plan, we would have been borrowing less in the next three years. because the government has failed to get our economy growing and because the policies have pushed us into recent double dip recession, they'll be pr rowing 212 billion pounds more than they planned. put that in context, that is the equivalent of what we in the uk will be spending this financial year on health, transport and defense in aggregate. >> you were talking quite rightly about the low level of he have credit growth in the uk, which has obviously been a feature of this period. but there's a question of what's cause and what's effect there. the banks will tell you that that problem is not so much availability of credit, there's credit demand and even in the mortgage sector which under normal circumstances you might
very cautious trading. we have industrial production coming out of the uk. if worse than expected, may get a negative q4 for the uk. italian yields are higher. spanish 5.54, just nudging a little higher. bunds down 1.29d% after the downgrade by the bundesbank, as well. draghi says we discussed it and again a big town great in inflation forecast, as well. some saying maybe they still won't, but it does knock the euro-dollar, 1.29d 25 is where we stand. dollar-yen 82.37. we talked about the yen in relation to what was going on with the earthquake. aussie dollar below 1.05. sterling-dollar just slightly weaker. that's where we stand as far as the european markets are concerned. let's get a wrap of the final trading day in asia this week. >> asian markets wrapped up the week on a mixed note. shanghai composite gained 1.6% and it's up over 4% on the week. stocks related to citi growth continued to surge as the new urbanization plan is aiming to boost investment plan. agriculture stocks up today on support policies. hang seng dragged lower by utility stocks. picc staged a strong trading debu
to allow the ecb to directly supervisor the three largest banks in each country except for the uk and sweden which have both opted out. european leaders need to give their seal of approval and silvia wadhwa is in brussels with the latest. sylvia, it sounds like the meeting went into the late hours of the night. it sounds like the uk and sweden got their way. how significant is this agreement? >> the early hours of the morning. one may wonder whether that's good news for sweden and the uk that they opted out of the banking supervision or whether that's good news for them in that sense that they opted out and had their way. bottom line is, we have an agreement. that's the most important thing. otherwise, they threaten meetings going between the years leading up to christmas because everybody agrees that we might have a type of agreement before the year is out. the agreement that is on the table, ecb will be the banking supervisor. the straightforward ecb supervisory council will be flanked by two other committees, a mediation committee and a steering committee. the personnel of this
of that member. the u.k. has. and then the interest of scotland's economy. perhaps we'll see that fulfill into other arguments as wellle -- westminster review. >> there's anger other the churnl of england not to allow women bishops. and there's in problem over david cameron to aplow the propo sal. there's no electric mandate for these politics. after the owned of, he finally produce his report on media ethics. his inquiry was set up gld cakes of the hacking scandal. in his report he said parts of the media were wrengless and had weeked -- following that news conference david cameron came to the commons to end piece. >> i have proposals who have independent self-regulation organized by the media. he details the key requirement that an independent regular body should meet. a standards code. an arbitration service and a speaky complaint. usually it must have the pow fwore deband up front and impose up to a 1 lourks fine. >> i looks wlike it was -- that word "crucially" provide and i with quit independence process. this wood would reassure the basic requirements and the reeffective meets woff
, if you look at uk they have a culture of violent games, the same games and everything around. obviously, they don't have these same shoot problems. if you like at japan, they have the most vicious, violent video games of anybody, and they don't have these issues. they don't have a murder rate. >> guess what? tell your hollywood friends, we got hundreds of millions of guns on the street. we ain't japan, so you fight the war on the battlefield before you and the battlefield before us is there is easy access to guns. there will be easy access to guns regardless of what gun safety legislation. >> to parents while i still have control, because you lose it as they get older, don't let them do it. find something else. it's hard. it's easier said than done because a lot of kids sit there for hours and it's their baby-sitter, but no. >> steve, i understand that's not your position, but i'm hearing this a lot of from people in hollywood. no response. quentin tarantino was unbelievable incense it actisen. what a total jackass. left wingers say i want to -- there's a slippery slope on first amendme
are telling some american companies it is time to start paying their fair share there in the uk. even throwing around terms such as shame, outrageous when talking about it. executives from google, amazon, and starbucks all appeared before a parliamentary committee looking into how international companies minimize the tax they pay in the uk. richard quest is in london to explain it all. now, richard, not necessarily talking about tax evasion here. it's more like avoidance, minimization, what's the concern? >> reporter: that's exactly the point. the companies are not breaking the law, not doing anything wrong. the accounts committee described their actions as immoral claiming they have r. so arranging their tax affairs so as to pay no tax in the country where the money is earned. this applies to google, which uses ireland, applies to amazon, on the continent, and it applies to starbucks in amsterdam. what we learned is how these companies arrange their affairs. so even though the latte is bought in london, no tax is ever paid except on sales tax to the uk government. i need to demonstrate this t
editor-in-chief anna wintour possibly being nominated as the ambassador to the u.k. and that new reporting has sparked new questions about whether the woman infamous for being rather tough on her staff possesses the diplomatic skills to deal with our best friend over in england and international relations. former u.n. ambassador john bolton faced similar criticism when he was up for his post, and he joins us next on whether he thinks wintour, infamously portrayed loosely in the film "the devil wears prada" has what it takes. >> oh, good morning, miranda. >> get me isaac. i don't see my breakfast here. where are my eggs? where's the piece of paper i had in my hand yesterday morning? the girls need a surfboard or spring break. nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. ♪ >> so you don't read runway? >> no. >> and before today, you had never heard of me --
. this is one of the best hospitals in the u.k. i have to say there's been a huge media presence here today, more are coming in all the time from all parts of the world. the daily mail, one of the main selling newspapers in this country is dedicating 14 pages to this in the morning. >> the big story just beginning. >> that does it for this edition of 360. thanks for watching, erin burnett out front starts now. giving them misinformation. >> at this point, what kind of military action might the united states be considering right now? >> when the president of the united states goes out there and makes a strong statement like he did today. >> that's commitment. >> you have to follow up it and do something. >> they're going to watch there carefully. when they see this move, they have to determine rapidly, what are assad's intentions. they're not sure about that right now. get other countries in the region, involved. don't forget, israel lies right over the border. the israelis may not be so patient and wait to see if the chemical weapons are going to be used. >> it's going to make everyone nerv
for her now. bloomberg news is reporting that she is on the short list to be the next ambassador to the u.k. or to france. a hat tip to the "new york post," owned by the parent company of the network. she was trying to audition by fundraisers and glossy spreads in the magazine. what do you think? quid pro quo? >> dana: yeah, i do. she is an accomplished woman. if you have a movie made that says you're the devil you'v youe something. >> greg: they made one for you. >> dana: i'll reserve comment whether she deserves it and would be a good ambassador. we talked about this eight months ago with a big event here. someone slipped it out she would love to be the u.k. ambassador. i think it could happen. >> andrea: do you think it's real or her floating her own name for job? >> greg: i would like to send her away. england sent us victoria beckham. six-figure exchange program. i could have used another word but decided to be clean. she tells an assistant to float it and it helps her keep her job another year. >> eric: last year we did the same story. >> andrea: this is the same woman that did the gl
differently over here, i think it is probably nine in the uk. >> but 4:00 here, 5:00 here. >> and. >> rose: do they compress it. >> they present it in longer -- in longer form here, it may be 45 minutes there and an hour here. >> yes. >> rose: any other differences? i mean what we will see now, beginning in january, has already been seen? >> that is correct. and how many countries is it only seen in britain or other places simultaneously? >> or just the first run and then it can be seen by whoever wants to see it after? >> yes, i believe it has been sold to 100 and something countries for syndication, but it has been shown in the uk first, followed very quickly in new zealand and in scandinavia and so on but every country has a different release pattern. >> i was just cycling in cambodia and the temples of angkor what. >> which is not an image you want to draw on with a crash helmet. >> and there is a hoard of chinese tourists passing and one stopped and said, mr. carson! >> wow. you loved it. >> absolutely. >> rose: that is great. >> it really is. >> when you look at this series of things, a
toward the alpine region. some shower weather for the u.k. and much of france, too. over eastern parts of europe seeing cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain. -14 degrees is expected in moscow. we have a fairly brisk, northwesterly wind making an impact all the way down towards sudan seeing temperatures below average at 29 degrees. as we move into central parts of africa, while the monsoon rains are pushing further, a decent amount of rain is being reported but generally you see the rainfall pushing away from the democratic republic of the," . -- of congo. >> the french president, president hollande, has addressed the parliament as it celebrates 50 years of independence. although he did not directly apologize, he did say he recognized the suffering experienced by algerians. u.n. secretary general ban ki- moon sees little hope for political dialogue and is worried about atrocities being committed by both sides in syria. vladimir putin appears to be distancing himself from the syrian president. he says russia is not backing the syrian government at any cost. south korea's first-team a presiden
in the history of the u.k. with all the prime minister's she has worked with how has that impacted her as a queen from your knowledge? >>guest: she has a vast store of information. she does not have the ideological filter. she takes things and and why she is so valuable to the people who come to her for confidentiality. prime ministers meet with her for one hour every week but others, she has the wisdom as well as a body of knowledge and an extraordinary memory for things. when public officials come to her to ask for guidance, they always remark, even if they are skeptical with a private audience, and nobody else is in the room to record which gives them freedom to say what is on their mind. harold wilson, a labor prime minister in the '70s is hard to say but she had an affectionate relationship with him. the private secretary said he considered her to be a very astute diplomat of the political scene. she can size people up and understand the new ones of a political situation. these things have given her a valuable role. not just a figurehead but a range of duties that people don't fully apprecia
to pakistan is reunited with her mother in the u.k. welcome to "bbc world news." also to come, no where to pray for moslems in athens. and a quite at hollywood that revolution, making big returns to the silver screen. >>> breaking news coming to us from singapore. in the past few minutes, it was just announced that the indian woman who was gang raped in delhi earlier this month that has caused national average has died. she was being treated at a hospital in singapore where she was on life-support. in india, her brutal attack triggered nationwide protests. the authorities struggling to contain the growing anger. we have received a statement from a doctor, the chief executive of the hospital where she was being looked after. "we are very sad to report the patient passed away peacefully at 4: 40 5:00 a.m. today singapore time. her family and officials from the high commission of india were at her side. we join her family in mourning her loss. the patient had remained in extremely critical condition since admission to hospital from the morning of december 27. despite all efforts by a team
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, theater commentator for klaw. chloe worked for several years in u.s. and uk theater companies and is the recipient of the allen wright award for arts journalism, the sundance institute arts fellowship and the nea fellowship of journalism. in 2006, she received a best columnist nomination at the annual san francisco media excellence awards and her first book on acting was published by farber and farber in the uk and farber, inc., in the united states. let's welcome phillip and chloe >> hi there, phillip. >> hi, chloe >> so, this play, it's been quite a journey. we're talking 3 1/2 years, maybe nearly 50 different drafts and 5 workshops? . >> five workshops, yes. >> so, looking back at the journey, how has it been for you and has it come out as you expected it would? . >> what's interesting is if you work on a play this long, normally there are times that it becomes redundant and you get a little bored with the piece. it's only natural. it's pushing 4 years now. this one was interesting in that it never got boring or ever felt redundant and each thing that we did over these almo
that threatens to go off the abyss to former u.k. member of parliament john brown who is going out of his mind. i cannot believe this, but, yet, when i first heard it announced, it really happened. >> yes, you are absolutely right. when i was a nato soldier myself and when i was a member of parliament i was on the political arm of nato which was the north atlantic assembly and it was clear that it was nato particularly with the american and british nuclear deterrence that kept the peace and that extended through a circle around the ussr and margaret thanker made me the escort for gorbachev and it was clear that president reagan's strategic defense initiative brought them to the negotiating tabling the e.u. was not alive, it was not a political union. >>neil: given the trend and how they hand out the awards the common theme seems to be bash america, sort of like sally field accepting it for, i don't know, jane fonda, his theme has been europe is in the pickle because of the united states, but this is a prevailing view that the european union is facing their problems because of the united states. t
is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the whole matter behind this. "we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, we have said we're profoundly sorry for them. the hsbc of today is a fundamentally different organization from the one that made those mistakes." they were rubber stamping transfers and one economic it any of an e-mail said "what is this, the school of low ex
us is allen higgins, chief investment officer for the uk coutts. good morning. >> good morning. >> so we've had 12 years of exposure to gold. you're limiting it now. why? >> it's starting to lag, but more subtly from a portfolio construction perspective, it's lost its negative correlation. for example, quarter 2010, well, euro crisis won when we had equity markets down a lot then gold really surged forward, giving a negative correlation. and so for the portfolio manager at coutts, it has been at times a legal high gold exposure surging upwards in times of stress. for those days seem to have gone. trimming it. that is a fact that there's a real shortage of low risk investments of on german bunch negative. >> but you're saying it's trading like other risk assets at the moment. >> at times, it's correlated with em. so it's less attractive from a portfolio construction perspective as compared to what it was. >> it's fascinating because we've been talking about one theme for 2013 being is it a stock picker's market, are we seeing less differentiation, what you're saying would suggest that
of the best hospitals in the uk. i have to say there's been a huge media presence here today, more are coming in all the time from all parts of the world. i can tell you that the "daily mail" newspapers, one of the main selling newspapers in this country, is dedicating 14 pages to this in the morning so they are going very, very big on this indeed. it's a big story for the uk and the commonwealth. >> and the world. big story just beginning. max foster, thanks so much. that does it for this edition of "360." see you again one hour from now at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks for watching. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> tonight, tragedy in kansas city. >> how many shots? >> a football star's shocking murder-suicide. two more victims of gun violence. now the great debate rages again. is it time for america to put down its guns? both sides go head-to-head. >>> also, one of the biggest names in the history of the game speaks out. hall of fame quarterback joe namath joins me exclusively. >>> plus, a man that many say is to blame in the standoff in washington and the threat of recession. grover no
in the u.k. i have to say there's been a huge media presence here today, more are coming in all the time from all parts of the world. the daily mail, one of the main selling newspapers in this country is dedicating 14 pages to this in the morning. >> the big story just beginning. >> that does it for this edition of 360. thanks for watching, erin burnett out front starts now. >>> breaking news. news evidence that bashar al assad's regime has begun mixing sarin gas. >>> the speaker of the house, john boehner offered up his own plan to avoid the fiscal cliff today. does it add up? >>> and the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice comes under fire again. this time, it's over rwanda. let's go "outfront. >>> good evening, welcome, everyone. "outfront" tonight breaking news, president obama puts the syrian president on notice. the president is reacting to new evidence that assad's regime has started mixing chemicals to make deadly sarin gas, adding to its massive stockpile of chemical weapons. >> and today i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command, the
to the uk? >> mine, i didn't think so personally. who would have thought a cnn host for offering his off the deep end comments and a little odd but just important saying something he has gotten a lot of people very upset can we explain to people how it works? they have allowed people -- you want to do a petition, do it right here with us at the white house. >> yes. >> and this petition has gotten more than any other petition that's ever been posted, it looks like. >> yes. well, three times the number of people have signed it that actually immediate to sign it in order for the white house to consider it. so -- in order for the white house to consider whatever -- think of it as a suggestion box for america. in order for the white house to consider your suggestion or comment there needs to be 25,000 people who have signed on. more than 75,000 people have signed on saying get rid of piers. >> there have been counter petitions as well, right? >> yes. actually, the best part about this -- i -- your heart goes out to poor piers. these are british citizens that have their petition saying we don'
favorite example, which i went back and looked at it kind of horrified me. uk's might remember this widely reported. in january 2007, think about that date january 2007, mike bloomberg and chuck schumer, commissioned a report from mckenzie when new york was falling behind compared to london. to be the support you can google it in 30 seconds. it's shocking the main problem, the single biggest thing holding back the u.s. economy is overly harsh regulation of credit derivatives. it's in this report you will start a section on credit derivatives, how we need less regulation of them otherwise london will take over global finance. what was amazing at the time is everybody agreed that this report. eliot spitzer was quoted saying how great this was. chuck schumer was one of the sponsors in the u.k. labor was running the u.k. and even the critics said this report showed that even the labor is kind of spending far too much money on the nhs at least they give regulation right. so there was a very widespread bipartisan kind of economic faculties of the western world bought into this and that played a
the uk banned handguns. the surprising result that could change the gun control debate. "the kudlow report" start ises right now. >>> the big news tonight, still the developments in washington on the fiscal cliff, eamon javers joins us with the details. >> good evening, meshel. capitol hill sources tell cnbc that congressional leaders are planning to go to the white house tomorrow to meet with president barack obama and it is not entirely clear at this point when that meeting will take place and details are still being hammered out and we saw today a blistering series of rhetorical jabs from one side to the other and it's not clear as a result of all that whether a deal can, in fact, get hammered out in the remaining time before new year's eve and take a listen to senate republican leader mitch mcconnell earlier today explaining the problems he's facing in washington. take a listen. >> the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here and as i said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago. and republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate d
, was sent in the uk by a 22-year-old technician to a coworker at a craims party. the message read, merry christmas. that's it for us. captioned by closed captioning services inc. >>> this is "world news." tonight, a moment of silence. players on the field, their heads bowed after their teammate murders his girlfriend and kills himself, leaving their 3-month-old baby behind. tonight, the newest clues as the owner of the team is asked about head injuries on the field. >>> washout. a punishing storm taking aim at several states tonight. tractor-trailers overturned.
for 30 seconds and i think it is a super. >>host: you know what, it is too sweet u.k.'s the ingredients and chocolate your not loaded down with ingredients. >>guest: funny. >>guest: >>host: the cake is just as as the icing and of replicate. yours is so moist and not try. >>guest: we have five specific man who touched his cake and i go to them all the time and asked police to make them we all have a limited amount. these are not made by machines.we have to make some money cakes for hsn i go tosy jose and his wife and they work on these cakes. the tiramisu is special. the tiramisu is made with the ladies figure and if you look at our lady singer you can see that each sleeping there is individually made m i and mary and uncle out for good tiramisu? it is a little bit of expresso liqueur and sugar and the lady fingers are dead and there are we make the layers. ipped we make an italian cheese and we make the lady and we layer them and that another layer of the tea's- comes together beautiful we duster with chocolate. >>host: this is so light and airy. >>guest: this cake i lik
. it is quite an unprecedented move for the u.k. and other european states to some and israeli ambassadors to try to -- to summon israeli ambassadors to try to pressure them. it is always easier for them to maneuver around it. i think it will be interesting to see if crime and not -- prime minister erdogan yahoo! will be -- it will be interesting to see what prime minister netanyahu has to say in the coming days. >> what is israel planning to build on? >> this is a very significant area we are talking about. it is an area east of jerusalem, it collects -- the next a large settlement to jerusalem. it would cut off east jerusalem from the west bank. it would make it impossible to have a connection between east jerusalem and the west bank. this has been married controversial, -- the e1 area has been very controversial. there is a red line for the international community that has been crossed, which is why we are seeing those strong reactions. >> thank you for that. in that egypt top judges have agreed to -- >> egypt's top judges have agreed to oversee a referendum. this comes a day after they
. the couple's child will be third in line for the throne. if it is a girl she could be the uk's new heir. >>> folding its tablet only periodical daily. the company announced today that the newspaper will expire december 15th. the move is part of a reorganization that will split the company in two with the creation of a new entertainment focused company called box group. >>> the san francisco 49ers didn't get it done yesterday but some players did come through today. see how they helped bring the holidays to deserving children. more wet weather is headed to the bay area. the one part of the bay area that will feel it the most. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> fans are celebrating a mobile milestone of 20 years of texting. a british engineer sent the first in december of 1992. it said merry christmas. our meteorologist is here to talk about anoth
to a great year. so i think everybody in the uk will be very excited. >> reporter: kate is going to take it easy here at the couple's london home kensington palace. the duchess has canceled all her public events for the weekend. >> really excited about it. >> reporter: prince charles the soon-to-be grandfather said he is thrilled will and kate are having a baby [ indiscernible ] grandfather at my old age, so that's splendid. i'm very glad my daughter-in- law is getting better thank goodness. >> reporter: medical experts say kate's condition which causes vomiting and dehydration sometimes lasts the entire pregnancy. the duchess has at least 6 months to go before the royal baby is born. monica see villamizar, cbs news, london. >> maybe we can talk you into doing the weather it a british accent. >> no, you may not. [ laughter ] >> folks, around the bay area today finally catching a break in the stormy weather outside we have had plenty of clouds but that's even starting to break up a little bit over the bay right now. the temperatures running into the 50s and some low 60s at the moment. but
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. the u.k. government has been explaining his plan to allow same-sex marriage to be able to choose to conduct gay marriages, but the church of england which is against the plan has banned same-sex marriages. a disturbing report was released by the u.s. with the abuse of afghan women despite laws to protect them. one of the many problems the country faces. u.s. forces, that departure comes after a great sacrifice. one of the deadly as battles took place in 2009. it was there in eastern afghanistan, come under assault by 400 fighters. the events have been captured in a new book titled the outpost. he spoke to me a brief time ago. jay, you cover the politics in afghanistan. >> i was covering the war from the comfort of the white house and it is all very political, churning out troop numbers and it seemed a little cold. and when my son was born, my son jack was born, i looked up and he was a day old and there is this report of the combat outpost being attacked, the bottom of three steep mountains. i was holding my son hearing about eight other sons taken from this world and that moment
, the nation's financial regulators imposed a huge fine on barclays bank based in the uk for underreporting libor. the global benchmark is used for hundreds of trillions of dollars in transactions. regulators in various countries are also investigating possible involvement of other banks. >>> in japan, financial regulator -- japan's financial regulator, that is, they plan to strengthen rules against insider trading after a series of information leaks from major securities firms earlier this year. the financial services agency now wants stricter punishment for employees at securities firms who illegally leak information to their clients. under current regulations, those employees are not subject to punishment. but after the revision, the agency will reveal names of those involved in serious cases. that's including investors. the agency is also considering a steep rise in penalties. regulators hope to comete a revised bill by the end of the year and submit it to parliament next year. >>> now let's get a check on how markets are performing. tokyo's main stock index broke 9,600 for the first ti
have been arrested in the u.k. in connection with libor manipulation. they are the first arrests made in connection to the rate-rigging scandal, which began in july. barclays admitted to controlling the benchmark interest rate and was forced to pay $453 million in a settlement. the men remain unidentified. other big banks including ubs, jp morgan, citigroup and hsbc are still being investigated for possible connections to the libor scandal. general motors, struggling with an overstock of their full- sized trucks, is hoping to unload some inventory. the car company is trying to boost sales with an enhanced package of incentives for poetential buyers - a good thing for consumers, not necessarily for gm. the car giant had earlier vowed to hold off on such promotions in order to shield profits through the end of the year. the government is poised to make a $22 billion profit on its bailout of aig. the treasury department said this week it will sell its remaining shares of the insurance company. that consists of 234 million shares, or 15.9% of the company. it marks an end to the bailout th
" with the problems. the u.k. president of boeing responded to that by saying the company "understands his frustration" and that boeing is working hard to mitigate the problems. it followed other dreamliner news this week from the federal aviation administration of possible fuel line errors in the plane. 2012 is turning into a safe year to fly. the international air transport association is calling this the safest year on record. not one jet among the world's 240 leading airlines has crashed this year. when the monks of westvleteren abbey in belgium needed a new roof, they decided to sell for the first time ever outside belgium the beer they brew at the abbey. in our cover story, demand has answered their prayers, and those of beer lovers around the world. the devout showed up until they ran out - fans of a belgian beer highly-rated by connoissuers but hard to get beyond the cloistered confines of st. sixtus abbey. "i don't think they sell it outside belgium at all." "my fiance is a huge beer- lover." the monks who brew westvleteren 12 make just enough to sustain the abbey. it's tightly controlled - s
in a very bad way for the royal prank played by some foolish people. >> demonstrators are urging the uk to release the body of saldanha who was of indian origin so her family can perform final rites. they are also demanding efforts by authorities to look into the cause of the incident. >> we are joined here to pray for jacintha's family. a proper investigation has to be done. it is a major issue. it can't be left as it is. >> two australian radio deejays impersonated queen elizabeth ii in a recorded call which was later aired on a sydney radio station. the two hosts have since been taken off the air. following the incident, an independent organization has started an investigation into ethical standards in the media. that will wrap up our bulletin for today. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> politicians in japan have one more day to get their messages out to voters. they've been campaigning ahead of the country's first general election in three years. the ruling democrats came to power in 2009, promising change. but the former ruling liberal democrats say the party hasn't delivered.
for the royal prank played by some foolish people. >> demonstrators are urging the uk to release the body of saldanha who was of indian origin so her family can perform final rites. they are also demanding efforts by authorities to look into the cause of the incident. >> we are joined here to pray for jacintha's family. a proper investigation has to be done. it is a major issue. it can't be left as it is. >> two australian radio deejays impersonated queen elizabeth ii in a recorded call which was later aired on a sydney radio station. the two hosts have since been taken off the air. following the incident, an independent organization has started an investigation into ethical standards in the media. that will wrap up our bulletin for today. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> politicians in japan have one more day to get their messages out to voters. they've been campaigning ahead of the country's first general election in three years. the ruling democrats came to power in 2009, promising change. but the former ruling liberal democrats say the party hasn't delivered. and so japan decide
been found guilty of misleading and dishonest conduct by u.k. medical tribunal. the verdict is another victory. their father's death brought one of the largest increase in the british army. this is was not unique. it prompted a wider inquiry about the treatment of iraqi detainees. the doctor now worsen in medical practice in northern england. he has always denied any wrongdoing. >> the blitz was a bombing campaign during the second world war which almost brought london to its knees. now the designers of an interactive map that shows where every bomb was dropped has been overwhelmed by popularity with millions of people from around the world visiting. >> they were the darkest days in london's long history when the bullets hit, more than a million houses destroyed and many of the landmarks. now this web site helps us understand what happened. each red dot marks where a bomb fell on london. there are 31,000 dots in all. the website designers painstakingly matched all maps with today's street grid to pinpoint exactly the locations. the popular response has been overwhelming. >> even though
in ireland every day, but just not physically in the country. they happen in the u.k., but they happen to irish people. >> women's rights activists plan to protest outside parliament every week until the taboos surrounding abortion is broken and the law is finally changed. >> we now head to the icy north where there is a territorial scramble for the arctic because huge deposits of oil and gas are believed to be located there. canada, denmark, norway, russia are among the countries competing for the resources. we accompanied a danish icebreaker on its journey to the north pole. the expedition includes scientists who are hoping to find evidence to support their claim to the region. >> in august, some sunshine and clouds revealed the full might of mother nature in a special way. the conditions nature creates are likely to be the biggest challenge for 45 researchers on board the icebreaker. the danish government has commissioned the geologists' to find out if a seabed in as part of the arctic is part of greenland's landmass and therefore belongs to the kingdom of denmark. christian leads t
conditions in portions of the uk. seeing slippery roads out here, also gusty winds pushing off toward the low country, also seeing heavy rainfall and into the alpine regions, winds gusting up to right around 100 kilometers per hour could be expected here, plus heavy snowfall. the good news outside of the mountains, temperatures for your high temperatures on your thursday are going to be mild here. london, a high of 8. paris, up to 11. look at rome and athens, both a pair of 17s here on your thursday. now here's a look at your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us at nhk news, have a great day. thanks for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
. >>> widespread flooding across parts of the u.k. have left many facing a damp christmas hardest hit areas northeast scotland, southwest england and wales. cornwall, england has 200 flood warnings in place with more rain forecast today, the main rail line is impassable. crews are working to fix the damage it won't be done in time for christmas travelers. >>> ongoing labor dispute threatens to make this a sour holiday for hundreds of bay area patients. the action thousands of nurses are taking today. >>> the seahawks romp, unfortunately against the 9ers, it wasn't a player who did the most damage this was all fans. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you mo
in london. it is the uk equivalent of ashford in the u.s. i know that because the two cables down the east coast of africa both have their major london.n from there it is a straight shot. it is a fascinating place. it is in the same spot as the ancient report. -- port. this is the place where the international -- >> where are these undersea cables that you referred to earlier? and by whom? >> there have an telegraph cables across the atlantic for 150 years now. depending on how you count, individual strands or cable systems, there are about eight or 10 or 12 across the atlantic. the current generation was laid in the mid-90s. up until about 2002. they are owned by a few companies. very large backbone companies. they are owned by telecom, verizon, british telecom joining with deutsche telekom. or a couple are owned by companies that only own cables across the atlantic. they bought their people out of bankruptcy out of a larger telecom. -we specialize in new york or london. we will sell you services to another telecom or anyone who meets high-capacity bandwidth. >> what about this pacific? >
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